How to plot a pcolor colorbar in a different subplot in Matplotlib?

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To plot a pcolor colorbar in a different subplot in Matplotlib, we can take the following steps −

  • Set the figure size and adjust the padding between and around the subplots.
  • Create a figure and a set of subplots wuth two rows and two columns.
  • Make a list of colormaps.
  • Iterate the axes and create a pseudocolor plot with a non-regular rectangular grid.
  • Make colorbars with the same axes of pcolormesh.
  • To display the figure, use show() method.


import matplotlib.pyplot as plt
import numpy as np

plt.rcParams["figure.figsize"] = [7.50, 3.50]
plt.rcParams["figure.autolayout"] = True

fig, axs = plt.subplots(2, 2)
cm = ['plasma', 'copper']

for col in range(2):
   for row in range(2):
      ax = axs[row, col]
      pcm = ax.pcolormesh(np.random.random((20, 20)) * (col + 1), cmap=cm[col])
      fig.colorbar(pcm, ax=ax)


Published on 07-Jul-2021 10:51:42